National Grid Supports Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants

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National Grid U.S. President Releases Statement of Support

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National Grid U.S. President Tom King today reiterated his support for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proceeding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

“National Grid has long supported federal legislation as a comprehensive means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, in the absence of federal legislation, we support EPA moving forward with greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act,” said King.

He added, “Today, EPA took an important initial step and proposed standards for new power plants. While National Grid is still reviewing the details of the proposal, this rule, in combination with the expected standards for existing plants, will help provide certainty about what EPA will require as investment decisions are made for power plants.”

National Grid remains committed to working constructively with EPA and other stakeholders as the Agency works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector and advance America’s efficient and clean energy future.

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National Grid is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up’.

In the northeast US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. It manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation, providing power to over one million LIPA customers. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

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